About Potosa Spa at Hotel Julien Dubuque
History and splendor surround the Hotel Julien Dubuque, which has views of the Port of Dubuque and Mississippi River. The two-acre historic hotel, located on Main Street in Dubuque’s downtown district, within walking distance of the riverfront, has a storied past that includes visitors like Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, and its present includes a 2009 reopening following a $30-million renovation. The on-site Potosa Spa pays tribute to the hotel and Dubuque’s surrounding heritage with signature treatments inspired by the region; beauty services are performed in the salon. There is also a 1,600-square-foot fitness center with an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.
Hotel Julien’s Riverboat Lounge is a stylish social spot for spirits, sipped indoors or on the terrace, and the spacious lobby offers its own sense of grandeur, with crown molding, arched windows, a romantic fireplace, inviting seating areas, and a majestic staircase that leads to the second-floor atrium.